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Basics of Estate Planning

Estate planning is a fundamental aspect of preparing for the future and ensuring your wishes are honored after your passing. It involves making arrangements for the distribution of your assets and the management of your affairs in the event of your i… [Read More...]

Updating Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

Many married couples include their spouse in their will, grant each other powers of attorney, and assign them as beneficiaries for insurance and bank accounts. Although updating your estate plan might not be a priority after a divorce, it remains cru… [Read More...]

Preventing and Resolving Family Disputes Over an Elderly Parent’s Care

Adult children may not always agree on the issues surrounding an aging parent’s care. However, if a parent becomes incapacitated and can no longer care for themselves, questions may arise. For instance, adult children may have to decide where their… [Read More...]

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

It’s been less than ten years since the Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States. Prior to that landmark decision, same-sex partners who wanted to be able to inherit from each other had to… [Read More...]

Estate Planning Documents and Digital Assets

If you are thinking about making or updating your estate plan, good for you! There is no better way to ensure that your loved ones know and carry out your wishes. But creating your estate documents isn’t the end of the story; you need to store them… [Read More...]

What If I Cannot Afford An Attorney? Are There Ways to Finance Legal Fees?

At Fremstad Law we work hard to provide cost-effective legal services.  The reality is, however, that the legal process and especially litigation, whether it be criminal, family law, civil, or commercial, can be very expensive.  As such, Fremstad… [Read More...]

Should a Trust Be Part of Your North Dakota Estate Plan?

A trust is a complex estate planning tool that an experienced North Dakota estate planning lawyer might recommend as a part of your estate plan. Similar to a Will, a trust transfers assets to your beneficiaries. A trust, however, gives you additional… [Read More...]

Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

Estate planning in second marriage can be complicated, but with thoughtful planning and by being clear and explicit about your wishes, you can avoid many of the potential pitfalls that come with a second marriage and a blended family. [Read More...]

Business Succession Planning - How to Transfer Ownership of Your Business

As a business owner, you’re busy. Every day you’re worried about cash flow, keeping your customers happy, and managing your employees. In the rare moment that you have “free time,” the last thing on your mind is planning to one day hand the b… [Read More...]

​What To Do When a Family Member Dies

The death of a loved one is often a tragic, emotionally charged event. When a family member dies, it’s important that you and your family take an appropriate time to grieve. However, there are important steps that need to be taken, sometimes qu… [Read More...]